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, inside the michael jackson case. and aphrodite jones, author of "michael jackson conspiracy." plus lisa bloom, an anchor on the legal network in session. lisa, what do you believe are the biggest lessons we can learn from the michael jackson trial? >> i think there's no question that his celebrity status and what led to his acquittal in part. because we know from some of the jurors who were interviewed afterwards that back in the jury room during the deliberations some of the jurors said, we can't convict my michael. not my michael. my michael could not have done this. you know, we have celebrity culture in this country that's almost like royalty. there are certain people who are above the law, and i think in the michael jackson case, the celebrity status is what put it over the top. yes there were other factors, but none as big as the celebrity factors >> but aphrodite jones, i have to say i sat there along with you and diane ands conspiracy aspect of this case made my head explode. i couldn't make head or tails of it. they're keeping the whole family hostage. meanwhile they're getting
to change their ways? lisa ling investigates. >>> plus, sweet dreams. we take an exotic journey to a birthplace of chocolate. could this be the finest tasting confection in the entire world? >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, martin bashir and cynthia mcfadden in new york city, this is "nightline," november 12th, 2009. >> good evening, i'm terry moran. and, we're going to begin tonight with a legitimate health crisis in this country. two-thirds of americans are either overweight or down right obese, and that is a staggering statistic when you think about it. one that continues to rise. anyone who's struggled to lose weight knows just how hard it can be. there's an entire industry worth tens of billions of dollars built around slimming down. so, no wonder pharmaceutical companies are searching for that magic pill, a silver bullet to win the battle of the bulge. brian rooney has tonight's report. >> reporter: at age 60, and 177 pounds, meg evans of san diego somehow has enough agility to play goalie for her amateur sommer team. she's been an ath
thursday morning. we will check in but lisa baden in just a minute. >> brian van de graaff begins our storm watch coverage. it is a rough morning. >> it is indeed. windy and gusty. the winds are whipping. the wind combined with the rain is making for a raw day. we have bands of rain. heavier amounts down to the south and east. there are advisories' along the bay for coastal flooding. around here, driving wind and a driving rain. 40's will be the best we can do all day long. let's check in on the traffic. >> driving slowly is traffic from springfield to tysons because of deep water where the two right lanes are closed between arlington boulevard and 66. watch out for treat debris. here is the pace of traffic on 270 into rockville and gaithersburg. 95 in virginia with the camera bouncing around. look at all of the headlights up to the beltway. now back to the news desk. >> thank you. >>> pamela brown continues our coverage. she is live in alexander with more on this state of emergency in the commonwealth because of all of the rain. >> it is called, wet, and a windy today. it is the theme for
, inside the michael jackson case." and aphrodite jones, author of "michael jackson conspiracy." plus lisa bloom, an anchor on the legal network in session. lisa, what do you believe are the biggest lessons we can learn from the michael jackson trial? >> i think there's no question that his celebrity status and what led to his acquittal in part. because we know from some of the jurors who were interviewed afterwards that back in the jury room during the deliberations some of the jurors said, we can't convict my michael. not my michael. my michael could not have done this. you know, we have celebrity culture in this country that's almost like royalty. there are certain people who are above the law, and i think in the michael jackson case, the celebrity status is what put it over the top. yes there were other factors, but none as big as the celebrity factor. >> but, aphrodite jones, i have to say i sat there along with you and diane ands conspiracy aspect of this case made my head explode. i couldn't make head or tails of it. they're keeping the whole family hostage. meanwhile they're gettin
has investigated with stunning results. >>> and the time of her life. patrick swayze's wife, lisa niemi on the love story and lessons about grief as she joins us ahead. and it's so good to have you with us. good morning, america. diane sawyer with robin roberts on this tuesday, november 3rd, 2009. another election day. >> not exactly super tuesday but a few tight races across the country closely being watched for what could be an indication of the country's political mood and the obama administration. >> new jersey and virginia and a special congressional election has vice president biden in a public sparring match with sarah palin. for more to john berman. good morning, john. >> reporter: good morning, diane. from watertown, new york, where the polls are now open. this is ground zero for one of the most contentious races in the country. it's also the site of the latest debate between joe biden and sarah palin. palin versus biden. sound familiar? no, not a replay of last year but proof that in the final minutes of this campaign the big guns are showing up big time. the neck and ne
mckelway, alison starling, meteorologist brian van de graaff, weather, and lisa baden, traffic. this is "good morning washington," on your side. >>> in our top stories, and maryland store owner shot and killed in would-be robber. police said two men tried to hold up a store at 9:30 last night. the owner managed to wrestled the gun and shot him. the robber died at the scene. >> the number of soldiers suicides will likely be higher than last year, but they are making progress on the problem. 140 active-duty soldiers and national guard soldiers have taken their own wives. those numbers have tapered off in recent months. >> the astronauts will do one last check for any signs of damage before docking later today. they will deliver 15 tons of parts to the space station. >>> new recommendations ncerning mammograms have many women concerned and worried. most women do not need mammograms in their 40's and should get one every two years starting at age 50. it is a break with the american cancer society's longstanding position. some are worried that health insurance will use this as an ex
analyst lisa bloom. good to have all of you with us. fran, i want to start with you. now we have the picture proof of them face-to-face with president obama. so there is no question to how far the unchecked access got them. really to the highest level. how does this happen? and what should happen now to both the salahis and the secret service folks on duty that night? >> sure. you know, erica, what happens is once you come to that initial point that tom foreman mentions, that perimeter point where you go through a magnetometer, once you're through there, nobody really checks you again. the presumption if you got inside the perimeter, inside the white house grounds, you've been cleared. so no one would have checked them again. and so they would have come into the white house. they would have gone up stairs. they would have gone to somebody at a social secretary's desk to get a card before you go in for your photograph with the president. oftentimes there is an administrative slipup. there won't be one. someone will write it out for you. the only purpose is to put the picture and n
computer glitch caused the delay of thousands of flights across the united states on thursday. but as lisa stark reports, this is not the first time that such an incident has happened. and there are concerns about how something like this could impact passenger safety. >> reporter: as planes began backing up around the country, on the ground and in the air, the faa scrambled to unravel the glitch in the air traffic control system. >> i just walked in the airport. looked at the board and said your flight's canceled. >> i'm tired and i'm frustrated. >> reporter: no one was going anywhere fast. extensive delays stretched from new york to atlanta to houston. by 1 calculation, the glitch may have caused as many as 2,000 flight delays. the problem began shortly after 5:00 a.m. eastern, when a single circuit board failed in a air traffic control center in salt lake city. it meant controllers around the nation were no longer receiving information about flights electronically. instead, they had to resort to phone calls and manually imputing flight information into their computers. >> you have to typ
to the shutdown of nearly one-third of oil and gas production in the gulf. former astronaut lisa nowak pleaded guilty today to attacking another woman in 2007. they had been dating the same man, a former space shuttle pilot. nowak, a navy captain, drove from texas to florida, and assaulted the woman with pepper spray. she also carried a steel mallet, a knife and other articles. under a plea bargain, nowak was sentenced to one year's probation. and still to come on the newshour tonight: finding refuge; health care cost cutting; and watching "sesame street." that follows the latest on the fort hood investigation. gwen ifill has our story. >> ifill: as military and civilian leaders were paying their respects at fort hood today, army major nidal malik hasan continued to recuperate in a texas hospital. he remains the sole suspect in last week's shootings, and investigators there and in washington are stepping up their inquiry into his background and possible motives. joining us for more on that investigation are dana priest, military affairs reporter for "the washington post;" and josh meyer, who c
in the nassau love triangle. former astronaut lisa nowak learns her punishment. if you could call it that. she's stalked and attacked her romantic rival. cops say the lover pack her car bb gun, plastic gloves and diapers and drove 900 miles to confront her ex-lover. you will hear the emotional words from that romantic rival about how she still has nightmare about the attack. is the sentence an outrage? "issues" starts now. >>> tonight, did the accused cleveland strangler leave a trail of death across the globe? the search is on to determine whether anthony so well is linked to unsolved crimes in california, the carolinas, and even japan. all areas where the alleged serial killer lived when he was a u.s. marine. back in cleveland, investigators have now identified nine of the 11 victims found hidden inside sowell's house of death, 49-year-old victim janice webb was a mother and a grandmother. she disappeared in june. >> just told me that her body was intact. that's all. >> but it's still devastating. she died in this manner and was found in the backyard. >> webb's sister say she was a drug addi
star crossed astronauts. what's ahead for lisa nowak after she pleaded guilty for attacking a rival lover. >>> sammy sosa insists he's not trying to lighten his skin. let's look at the picture. why he says he's looking so different. >>> hi, i'm from new york. i'm giving a shout for all the ones out serving our country. right now we are thinking about you and we love you. take care, blessed thing. god love you. >> a lot of viewers with the same sentiment on this ved rans da -- veterans day. thank you, veterans. >>> a hydroelectric dam had problems. this happened in brazil. power was out in paraguay, uruguay. some are concerned what will world will think because the olympics and world cup are coming there. >>> a former astronaut is getting probation for her attack on a romantic rival. i know you remember this story. lisa nowak pleaded guilty to reduced charges for confront ag woman in an airport parking lot. reports say she drove from houston to orlando and followed shipman to her car. shipman says she is still haunted by what happened. >> i know in my heart when lisa nowak attacked m
investigative correspondent lisa myers. >> reporter: sharon terrace, who has advocated for people with credit card problems, didn't think it would happen to her. but in the last year citibank hiked her credit card interest rate three times. from 7% to 15%, then to 26%, and now to 30%. >> they want my business because they want to rip me off. and there isn't much that i can do about it. >> reporter: she admits she had a late payment but says the increase hurts a lot because she owes $10,000 on her card. when she called citi to protest, she was told the rate hike was a business decision. the bank needs to make money. >> i wanted to scream at the woman and say, well, you didn't make good business decisions before. we had to bail you out, and now you're making us pay you again. >> reporter: credit card reforms approved in may would outlaw this kind of retroactive rate increase on money consumers have already spent. but congress gave banks until next february to comply with the new rules, and banks have used that time to significantly raise rates. >> the bill is passed. >> reporter: today the hous
just one company makes it. lisa stark has details. >> reporter: with so many children fightg the h1n1 virus, there has been a huge demand for the liquid pediatric version of tamiflu. the government has now released its entire emergency supply. >> one of the reasons to release the stockpile is to make sure that no child is without medicines who needs to have medicines. >> reporter: it's hard to quantify exactly how much of a shortage there is of the pediatric tamiflu. at this maryland pharmacy, they're only able to get enough for about one patient a month. so pharmacists a making their own children's liquid tamiflu by taking the more powerful adult capsules and diluting them. >> this has to be made this way for the foreseeable future. >> reporter: why the shortage of tamiflu? the drug is made by just one company, roche pharmaceuticals. roche didn't invent tamiflu but bought the license to manufacture this now-critical drug. it's become a huge moneymaker. sales quadrupled over the past year. despite the shortage of liquid tamiflu, roche says there are plenty of capsules for both adults
what police think happened. abc's lisa fletcher in north dakota with the latest. good morning, lisa. >> reporter: good morning, robin. more than 10,000 people drive into water every year. and s many victims drown right in their own neighborhoods, leaving family and loved ones asking, how could something like this possibly happen? remembrances left by family and friends, who gather privately at the chilling scene. tire tracks from the jeep, the only evidence kyrstin gemar, ashley neufeld and afton williamson drove into the pond to their deaths. this stock pond, in daylight, seemingly harmless. any area with livestock, yuld have a pond like this? >> reporter: dug to hold water for cattle, ponds are usually 12 to 16 feet deep, with sleep, muddy sides. >> if a week started going into one of these embankments, would there be a way back out? >> no. >> reporter: a tiny camera captures the impossibly thick water. wh was the visibility like? >> zero visibility. >> reporter: what do you suspect happen? is it a situation by the time you realize you're in trouble, it's too late to get out of it
about. well, when the gunfire stopped his twin sisters carla and lisa knight were dead. along with their elderly aunt, joseph. and family members say that lisa knight was pregnant. jim and mere yal's six-year-old daughter was shot to death in her bed where she was sleeping. she had just played piano and sang for the large thanksgiving gathering before she turned in. though her parents escaped injury her father, a local cameraman can't escape the images in his mind. >> i've never seen a baby executed in her bed. that doesn't happen. cross fire, kids shot once or something, but five times? execution style and seeing the tragedy from the other side of the lens, it's black and white interest that side. this side it's color. >> investigators believe that paul was driving a royal blue four door camry and license plates w-427 jt has a spoiler on the back. the u.s. marshals are working with the jupiter police department and using every resource to find him. if you have any information on his whereabouts, you're urged to call this number 561-746-6201. julie. >> julie: laura, thank you
, the cost of that war will almost certainly climb. now they're looking for ways to pay the bill. and as lisa sylvester reports, that may mean new taxes. >> reporter: congress is proposing a heap of new taxes. a 5.4% health care tax for individuals earning $500,000 a year. a proposed tax on so-called cadillac insurance plans. a quarter percent tax on the wall street tax, and possibly, if the war in afghanistan goes on, a new 5% tax on the rich. >> what we're suggesting is a war surtax, a graduated tax so that we don't devour with that cost, every other priority we have in the economy. >> reporter: president obama is also prepared to let the bush tax cuts expire in january 2011 for those making more than $250,000 a year. >> one of his concerns is to more evenly -- is to use tax policy to make a more even distribution. >> reporter: high income earners in some states could see their marginal tax rate increase more than 60%. a democratic representative who has opposed a wall street tax sees nothing wrong with getting the rich to pitch in more. taxpayers helped stabilize wall street and now wall s
- rhetted. it is from lisa marshall. she wants to know why is the area in annapolis or areas near the water warmer than inland. i always thought it was colder. >> you have asked a question that is near and dear to tucker barnes' art. this is something we talk about almost every day as we are putting together the temperatures for the various areas because of the water. here is to answer it is tucker barnes. >> this is a great question and i've got the answer for you. the answer is that, depending on the time -- first, let's start ith there is a great interaction between the atmosphere and the oceans and water. and what happens is there is a lag effect. so water takes longer to either hold cool or warm air in the winter and the opposite happens in the summer. so this time of year, what happens is that the temperature of the water, because we have wed the very warm summer months, there is a lag. the temperatures this time of year are actually warmer than corresponding areas out to the west of the district. in the summertime, the opposite holds true so closer to the water, temperatures are cool
nowak was treeped to kill her that day. lisa nowak tried to throw out a bag in which police found a knife and steel mall et. nowak told shipman today, i'm sorry. >> i'm glad to have the opportunity to apologize to you, mrs. shipman, in person. i am sincerely sorry for causing fear and misunderstanding and all of the intense public exposure that you have suffered. shepard: lisa nowak pleaded guilty to felony burglary of a car and misdemeanor battery. she was sentenced to one year probation and two days in jail. time served. a new battle in the health care reform. look who's coming back to washington to try to break the stalemate in the senate. the question now, did president clinton's appearance make a difference? shepard: i'm shepherd smith and you're on the "fox report." it's the bottom of the hour. time for the top of the news. and the last democratic president who pushed for health care reform is now trying to help the current one with the same issues. bill clinton was on capitol hill today speaking with senate democrats. the senate, of course, is where the health care debate i
herself. lisa is an everyday mother, never politically active in her life until the tea parties express rolled into town. maybe one of the most important... most people try to get rid of algae, and we're trying to grow it. the algae are very beautiful. they come in blue or red, golden, green. algae could be converted into biofuels... that we could someday run our cars on. in using algae to form biofuels, we're not competing with the food supply. and they absorb co2, so they help solve the greenhouse problem, as well. we're making a big commitment to finding out... just how much algae can help to meet... the fuel demands of the world. >> i am lauren sivan. an attorney for the couple that crashed tuesday's white house dinner says they did nothing wrong. the couple is being considered for a reality show. the couple film getting ready to go to the white house. security says it was a breach. they went through the same security screening as invited guests. retailers are getting ready for black friday. some folks getting in early shopping on thursday. stores are expecting to make 10% of total
investigative correspondent lisa myers has more on this story. hi, lisa. >> good morning, matt. this is all being driven by public outrage toward bailed-out banks, which in recent months have doubled credit card intestates for millions of americans. what congress is moving to do now would merely prevent further increases on most balances. it will not undo what has already happened. for months now, consumers have been outraged by unwelcomed credit card notices. ed niska just got the word that bailed-out citibank is doubling his rate to 30%. >> it does anger me, because here i am, a citizen, and i helped bail them out. >> reporter: hank parker just got his second interest rate increase this year from citi on the $3,500 he owes. >> i'm getting whacked for 30% on an interest rate? i just -- it just knocked me over. >> reporter: linda and jay gallagher had downsized so they could pay all their bills after their consulting business was hit hard by the economy. then, chase doubled the interest rate on their $5,000 credit card bill to 15%. >> it was an injustic it was a great injustice to us, who w
. >> that's right! >> reporter: even more breaking oprah news today, patrick swayze's widow, lisa niemi, opened up for the very first time today to oprah about patrick's final moments. and wait until you hear about the bombshell secret she shared about their marriage. >>> joining me tonight in hollywood, pat lalama, an investigative journalist. and from new york, rachel zalis, a contributing editor for life sand style weekley. i want to begin with the controversy over oprah inviting b.b. wymans on show. >> my friend b.b. wymans kris crossed the country in search of the best karaoke singers. check this out. >> i'm on my quest for the best karaoke singer in the land. >> okay, bebe was charged in february after he allegedly pushed his ex-wife to the ground during an argument over custody of their children. in a brand-new statement today, debora, his ex, tells tmz that she is hurt by oprah's decision to have bebe on the show. after all, oprah refused to have chris brown on after he beat up rihanna. pat, is oprah being a hypocrite? >> not at all. i do not understand this controversy. what is
mere, florida. thank you so much. joining us now from wlaenks is lisa bloom. lisa, good morning. >> good morning. >> let's start with the latest. p this report from tmz this morning, that investigators may go after the medical records from the hospital that treated tiger after the accident to see if his injuries were consistent with domestic violence, to sfee they're consistent with his wife attacking him. in order on obtain a warrant for those records, don't they need to show probable cause that a crime was committed? >> yes, they do. but that's a very low legal standard. they just have to have some reasonableable suspicion, some reason to believe that there was a domestic violence incident. and they have an obligation to pursue an investigation of domestic violence, but having said that, if there's no complaining witness, if tiger woods is standing by his wife as he appears to be, i don't see a domestic violence investigation going very far. >> so then how do we explain why police have been so persist tent in trying to talk to him when under florida law he's not required to ma
for the reality show jon and kate plus 8. and their marriage could also be officially over very soon. lisa bloom is in los angeles with the latest. lisa, good morning. >> good morning. well, jon dwos lynn brought a dozen red rowses to his weekend meeting with his estranged wife, kate. but it was all business. an arbitration hearing designed to bring them closer to divorce. >> sad it's cut short. it's too soon. >> reporter: kate gosselin is talking about her reality series, not her marriage. after meeting face to face with five hours this weekend, jon and kate have agreed on the fate of their eight. kate gets primary custody of the kids. they're hammering out thousand split their ace is the either, but neither wants alimony. a source close to kate tells "people" magazine kate is just relieve that had a very painful chapter of her wlf is nearly over. the finale of their series jon and kate plus 8 ends its run with a visit to a fire station and a farm as the paparazzis snap away. >> it's just a part of or life. >> reporter: for five years cameras captured the growing pains, but it was their marriag
. >> reporter: while at us airways' hub in washington -- >> flight 1825. >> reporter: flight attendant lisa scott knows the routine ll. what's the secret to staying sane if you're a flight attendant? >> yoga. [ laughter ] lots of deep breaths. >> reporter: the airlines anticipate just under 2 million fliers to pass through all the nation's airports toda but the busiest air travel days will be sunday and monday with just over 2 million fliers each day. and 23-year veteran lynwood harris knows what they're thinking. >> they're thinking about that wonderful dinner at grandma's house. their expectations of getting there on time and most of all, having their bag arrive with them as well. >> it's a family obligation, right? >> yeah, we're -- yeah. it's going to be fun. the heartland. it's going to be fun. it's going to be great. >> check in early. please plan on arrival at the airport two hours ahead. >> reporter: the good news, thanksgiving 2009 looks to be snow and ice-free. >> the weather is cooperating, passengers are moving well, and flying's good. >> reporter: okay, here's the advice. if yo
's at the courthouse in missouri. our cnn legal analyst lisa bloom is going to be joining me and she's going to be filling us in on some of the legal perspectives here. this thing came out of the blue, didn't it, david? >> it sort of did, rick. we weren't expecting to see it happen the way it did. the jury had this case. they were back there deliberating. the judge called everyone back in and said we have a plea deal. heather ellis has to plead guilty to disturbing the peace and resisting arrest. the penalty is, she has to serve one year unsupervised probation. spend four days in county jail over the next year. and then she has to go through an anger management program of not less than two hours, plus pay for court costs. now, she seemed to be happy -- we, her attorney said they were sort of -- felt that was appropriate. the prosecutor said that this was appropriate for someone for a first-time offense. i spoke to heather about it. >> i didn't break line. she actually broke in front of us. we also found out that i was shoved first by the theresa kinder. we also found out i didn't yell or cur
politically active in her life, that is until the tea party express rolled into town. lisa goes on the record coming up. i've been growing algae for 35 years. most people try to get rid of algae, and we're trying to grow it. the algae are very beautiful. they come in blue or red, golden, green. algae could be converted into biofuels... that we could someday run our cars on. in using algae to form biofuels, we're not competing with the food supply. and they absorb co2, so they help solve the greenhouse problem, as well. we're making a big commitment to finding out... just how much algae can help to meet... the fuel demands of the world. >> this is america's news headquarters. the iraqi prime minister promised there will be no delay any scheduled pullout of u.s. troops. they expected a postponement of the january election. he said the 2011 date for a full u.s. pullout is "second and final." astronauts were expecting leftovers when they returned. instead, and they that patches of turkey and freeze dried stuffing. the feast in orbit was a gift from and an ominous -- and an ominous crew member. --
. lisa ling has a look at efforts to keep the industry clean. >> see? darren james. >> reporter: darren james once led a busy life as a porn star. at the height of your career how many women were you having sex with? >> sometimes it could be ten women in an orgy scene, nonstop. >> reporter: all part of a job darren did successfully for nearly eight years. until 2004 when darren got the call all porn performers dread. >> i get that call, everything stops. i had the virus. my whole world just crashed. >> reporter: so, you don't know how you got infected? >> i don't. >> reporter: did you infect people? >> three girls. i ew them. i felt bad. >> reporter: darren's hiv infection shut down southern california's porn industry for a month. and when his identity as the original infection was made public, he says the isolation that followed drove him to attempt suicide. >> i know porn ain't the best business in thworld but it's all i had. >> reporter: darren is now campaigning to make condom use mandatory in adult film. he predicted years agois infection would not be the last the industry would se
all of the 19 name brand products studied and the consumer group says that could be dangerous. lisa stark has more. >> reporter: "consumer reports" says the results of its bpa tests offer a snapshot of what consumers will find in the grocery store. and they say it is not a pretty picture. >> "consumer" cannot tell how much bpa may have gotten into the food in any canned food item that they pick up, and the story here is, you don't know. and you can't know. >> reporter: bpa is a chemical that has long beensed from everything in baby bottles to the lining of canned goods. some studies have linked bpa exposure to reproductive problems and increased risk of cancer and diabetes. consumers union found the highest levels of bpa in canned goods. del monte green beans and progresso vegetable soup. >> one serving for a small child of those green beans would actually cause that child to ingest a dose close to the level that already causes harm in animal studies. >> reporter: the tests even found the chemical in vital choice canned tuna, marketed as bpa-free. the company says it is dismayed and
in her life, that is until the tea party express rolled into town. party express rolled into town. lisa goes on the where's tommy? i thought he was with you. no. jack! (playing twinkle, twinkle, little star.) don't stop! keep playing! here we go. here's the fun part! >> gregg: this is a fox news alert. brand-new details on the police shooting in washington. live, it from the scene amount gunman burst into a coffee shop opening fire on four police officers killing three men and one woman. they believe they were targeted calling the shooting more of an execution. the officers in uniform with marked patrol cars. they say all the officers are from the lakewood police department and were working when they were gunned down and there is a massive policeman hunt for the ruthless killer. we have additional live pictures. police have been accepting for the suspects who got away on foot. the man described as scruffy looking in his 20s and 30s wearing blue jeans and a black coat. they are not ruling out a second suspect. we'll bring you updates as they come in. now, we return to, on the record i'm
for your views on this. let's get to the phones. lisa is calling us from missouri. lisa, what's your situation? >> caller: hi. i'm a mother of seven children. >> wow, okay. >> caller: and i've found that, you know, it's better to be honest with your children as the situation occurs, because children are a lot more understandable these days than we think. >> okay. you think that they're mature than we give them credit for. >> caller: yes, i do. >> okay. are you fortunate enough to still be in a situation where you can take care of them? >> caller: yes, i am. my husband is back to work now. unfortunately, i'm still laid of off, but my children understand those things, because we have been completely honest from day one with our children. >> okay. hang in there, lisa, and i hope that you are gainfully employed again soon, as well. let's get to greg calling us from arizona. all right, greg. lisa says that you should talk to the kids about what's going on. what do you think? >> caller: well, in our household, we have three rules about family and christmas. >> okay. >> caller: the first ru
co-pays and out of pocket expen expenses. lisa sylvester explains. >> reporter: for many u.s. workers, it's open enrollment time, when workers choose their company-sponsored health care plans for next year. what they're finding, many corporations have scaled back. workers will have to pay higher out-of-pocket a company that advises corporations on benefit plans four out of ten employers are raising workers' deductibles and co-payments next year. >> health care costs are still rising faster than pay, rising faster than profits, rising faster than almost any other input. and so those costs have to be shared. and one way to do that is to increase the out of pocket costs for people who use health care services. >> congress is debating a health care bill, but will it push down those rising costs that workers have to shell out? democrats think so. >> this is why this legislation is important. affordability for our middle class. it lowers cost for every patient, reigns in premiums, co-pays, and deductibles, limits out of pocket cost. >> reporter: but many americans are not persuaded that pre
think the school is absolutely on the right track. lisa is holding from salt lake city. lisa you think they are getting in these kids' business? >> caller: i think it's absolutely ridiculous. people go to college for intelligence and not a diet plan. nor to be judged based on their weight. to not give someone a degree that they have earned and paid for is a typeof defective services. if they care, i don't understand why they would implement a weight stigma on these students. >> you think the approach is all wrong? >> caller: i don't know, the student's weight, the curve of a college. it's ludicrous. they say they care. education isn't up to obama. we're supposed to be upticking the math and science program and the colleges are bearing off into weight. >> a lot of comments as well on that facebook page. thanks, lisa, and to those who have already commented. quite few. go to richelle carey on cnn.com. and everybody who stops smoking and drink too much to get counseling then they can order this. not before then. this is overstepping their authority, it's discrimination and not the place o
in the past year. merhige is accused of fatally shooting his twin sister, carla merhige and lisa knight. authorities say lisa was pregnant. he allegedly killed two other relatives whose elderly aunt and his 6-year-old cousin. according to the father, she was executed in her sleep after she had gone to bed. she played piano and sang for her family members earlier in evening. police say merhige injured two others in the violent outburst inside the home. investigators wrapped up the the work at the crime scene. this is the parents of the girl murdered. they continued to talk to members who survived the shoot-out to piece together what happened this night. the local tv news camera man and father of the 6-year-old. he and his wife were unharmed in the shooting but carry the grief of losing their baby girl. >> i got up, i was going to take a shower. i can smell my baby in my shirt. i thought if i take a shower, it's gone, forever. never smell her again. >> investigators believe that paul merhige was driving a blue four-door, 2007 toyota camry. the car has florida tags w-4-27jt. the car has a
's raising customers concerns about passenger safety. lisa stark has more. >> reporter: as planes began backing up around the country, on the ground and in the air, the faa scrambled to unravel the glitch in the air traffic control system. >> i just walked in the airport, looked at the board, it said your flight's canceled. >> i'm tired and i'm frustrated. >> reporter: no one was going anywhere fast. extensive delays stretch from new york to atlanta to houston. by one calculation, the glitch may have caused as many as 2,000 flight delays. the problem began shortly after 5:00 a.m. eastern when a single circuit board failed in an air traffic control center in salt lake city. it meant controllers around the nation were no longer receiving information about flights electronically. instead, they had to resort to phone calls and manually inputting flight information into their computers. >> you have to type it into the computer and it's time-consuming and cumbersome. rather than the computer transferring that data around from air traffic control facility to facility. >> reporter: abc news lea
members, his 6-year-old cousin seen here, his twin sisters carla and lisa. we're told she was pregnant. and the 76-year-old auaunt. two others were wounded. it happened in jupiter, a south florida townhome to celebrities like michael jordan and burt reynolds. police tell us is suspect may turn up in mission where they say he -- michigan where he had some contact and there is word that he had a lurid family history. according to reports in 1973, one of his aunts murdered her ex-husband and two children. then days later died of a fatal drug overdose. to california now where folks got so fed up with the crime in their neighborhood, they took things in their own hands. patrolling the streets in the nighttime hours, armed with the flashlights and pepper spray and the local police say it made the difference. casey stegall is live in los angeles with more on how one neighborhood fought back. >> it's safe to say the recession has taken everything to a new level. budget shortfalls all around the country have forced many police departments to take drastic action. taking officers off the street,
are there to mediate between the employer and that person. >> reporter: our next story comes from viewer lisa. it is about a washington wizards guard's wife. jamieson offers bonding time with their baes while bu calories the pilates together class is recommended for babies four to ten months doesn't she look fabulous? >>> in northwest, lea -- bruce was promoting his new book. so what has your camera capture laly? send your videos and evens and i will share them on the air. enlist in our coverage on omg@wusa9.com or facebook.com/tv angie. >> you may not see it on the street but apparently there's some foul mouth dialogue going on behind closed doors in herndon. herndon was named the most obscene city in america. >> herndon, virginia in the heart of suburban dc's tech corner has a dirty little secret. it is -- it has been named most obscene city in america. >> goes to show you that in the privacy of your own home you really don't know what people are doing. >> reporter: apparently when they aren'ing t play the park, record numberof herndon residents are google those seven words george carlin sa
's son. post a comment on our facebook page. we will read them on the air. and lisa has already written in, if the school has a contract and the player cannot abide by the school's contract, then he shouldn't play no matter who his father is. keep those thoughts coming. >>> in other news with all the negative attention weighing heavy on his heart, florida linebacker brandon spikes asked to serve a full game suspension for apparently trying to gouge the eyes of a georgia running back. spikes' coach urban meyer got criticism because he only suspended him half a game so spikes is the one stepping up and saying just suspend me a full game so we can move on. i applaud his maturity. lastly, students and faculty at the university of alabama birmingham participated in the school's oldest tradition, the gurney derby. each team has two men and two women and one nonliving passenger on the gurney which is a doll of some kind. >> so they're not real people, little pets or something. >> it would be a much bigger story if it were. that is a look at sports. >> all right, rafer, thanks so much. >>> poli
, as i like to call it. >> reporter: in the winery, lisa takes over, turning these grapes into an award-winning syrha. >> you are trying to capture the unique soil, the special place we have here and bring that all into the wine. >> reporter: will a biodynamic wine taste better? not necessarily, but they are producing syrhas that get a 90 from robert parker. more importantly, their vineyard isn't polluting the workers or the land. just the opposite. they are allowing their corner of the earth to evolve naturally, and harness the power of nature for their creation. >> when somebody drinks a glass of our wine, i want them to remember our mountainside vineyard. i want them to remember our rocky soils. i want them to remember our native grasses on the vineyard floor and the fact we are biodynamic. >> reporter: biodynamic farming was created by an austrian former in the 1990s. to reach and find out where you can buy it here go to nbcwashington.com and search "going green." >> what beautiful country. >> it's lely. it's so great out there. >>> still to come on news4 at 5:00, virginia voters co
astronaut lisa nowak apologized to her alleged victim. >> i am sincerely sorry for causing fear and misunderstanding. >> reporter: colleenshipman urged the judge. >> i believe she came here to murder me. >> reporter: in a deal with the district attorney, nowak pleaded guilty to felony burglary of a car and misdemeanor battery. >> how do you plead? >> gimty. >> as to the charge of misdemeanor battery, how do you bleed? >> guilty. >> reporter: she had originally been charged with two felonies, kidnapping and burglary which could have rouletted of life in prison. nowak is accused of attacking shipman in a business a love triangle. shipman described how nowak hunted her down and attacked her. >> she gathered weapons and torture d torture devices. she made a frantic cross country trip to confront shipman. nowak allegedly stalked shipman to a parking lot and pepper sprayed her. the judge sentenced nowak to one-year probation and ordered her to have no contact with shipman or oefelein. she remains on active duty with the navy. >> the judge says nowak's lack of a criminal history and re
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